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Ask John: Is Black Representation in Anime Increasing?

Question: Don’t know if you recently watched Netflix’s Yasuke (it could have been better) which was created by LeSean Thomas who also had notable projects in Legend of…

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Yasuke: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

I didn’t think I would be going down this path again. Like with Wonder Egg Priority, I finding myself faced with reviewing a series that is far more…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Tune of the Week(ish) Yasuke’s Black Gold

Yasuke is absolutely a show. That’s all I’ll say about it until I get into my blog post, but what I can say is that the music absolutely…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Yasuke Review; A Legend, Wasted

During the Sengoku period, Oda Nobunaga, one of the most infamous warlords of the period, took on a black slave from a Jesuit missionary and made him one…

Anime Quarterly

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(Meandering through the mayhem of) Yasuke: A Review

Yasuke suffers greatly under tonal inconsistency in many departments could’ve worked better if they pursued the same goal

Rogue Shogunate

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Weekly Round-Up, 28 April – 4 May 2021: Yoko Taro Interview, Class S Yuri, and Yasuke

 AniFem Round-Up Yasuke – Episode 1 A compact, engaging historical title (with fantasy elements) about the first Black samurai. Anime Feminist Recommendations of Winter 2021 The team shares…

Anime Feminist

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I Wanted to Love This – Yasuke Anime Review

So I don’t know if I speak for a majority of people but certainly, I and a good bunch of people never knew the story of Yasuke. I…

HaruKafe

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Yasuke

Spoiler Free LeSean Thomas is a talented dude. Rather it is his part in writing The Boondocks, or his creation Cannon Busters, he has worked on many things…

Otaku Post

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Yasuke: Culture, Tradition and Identity

I binged the entirety of the 6 episode Netflix Original Anime Series Yasuke yesterday from famed Director LeSean Thomas (Legend of Korra, Canon Busters, The Boondocks). I went…

Kidd's Anime Blog

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Yasuke – Episode 1

Yasuke is the Black, SFF historical anime we all needed, but didn't expect to get in such a gorgeously animated package.

Anime Feminist

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Yasuke (2021) Review – A Mediocre Story About A Really Cool Dude

I went into Yasuke a bit weary but excited. I liked the last Netflix Original, DOTA: Blood of the Dragon despite its flaws, and was hoping Yasuke would…

Lumi Reviews Things

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Weekly Round-Up, 21-27 April 2021: Free Otome Games, Yasuke, and Grown-Up Magical Girls

AniFem Round-Up The Mazinger Problem: On “different times,” “lost in translation,” and the role of translators Kara Dennison shares her approach to the ethical dilemmas translators face when…

Anime Feminist

Animecast: Spring 2021 Anime Season Preview

Spring Anime Season is fast approaching, and the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give you the breakdown on what is to come, what makes…

Otaku Spirit

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Upcoming Reviews for the Spring Anime Season 2021

What will we be reviewing during the spring anime season in 2021?

In Asian Spaces

Animecast: Come Be Isekai If You Want To Live!

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Book Review: Yasuke: The True Story of the Legendary African Samurai

The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. A quite astonishing and meticulously researc…

Diverse Japan

African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke

Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard’s book African Samurai tries to mesh nonfiction with historical fiction. The result is a patchwork that felt more fiction than historical. The seams quickly…

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